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October 2017: Blended finance

Editorial: Finance – the unavoidable building block

by Patrick Moriarty, IRC

It will cost an estimated US$ 114 billion to deliver WASH to everyone by 2030. Read more

Is grown-up financing finally getting the attention it deserves in the water sector?

by Catarina Fonseca, IRC

All eyes are now on blended finance, but there are real challenges to using it in practice. Read more

WASH Talk podcast on blended finance

by  Sophie Trémolet, World Bank

How can blended finance help in meeting the financing gap for reaching SDG 6? Read more

Blended finance for water infrastructure: hope or hype?

by Alex Money, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

More catalytic innovation is needed to have a transformative impact. Read more

Creating “orphans” and “darlings” through aid in rural Burkina Faso

by Elena Humphreys, IHE Delft

Donors have many competing concerns and this can have negative effects as shown in some villages. Read more

Advocating for sustainable WASH Finance: collecting evidence in India

by Andrea van der Kerk, Rijkswaterstaat

Exploring budget allocations and expenditure by national, state and district authorities for Odisha State and Ganjam District in India. Read more
Resource in focus:
Increasing funds for water and sanitation without leaving the poorest behind. Position paper for the Sanitation and Water for All Finance Ministers meeting. Read more
Event in focus: 
SWA Webinars: Financing the sanitation target of the Sustainable Development Goals, 24 October  [English] and 26 October [French and Spanish] . Read more

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